Academy boss Liam Brady admits missed opportunity.
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Arsenal academy manager Liam Brady has admitted that the Gunners missed out on the chance to sign Liverpool wonderkid Raheem Sterling when he was at Queens Park Rangers, report the Mail, because they did not push hard enough to secure the talented winger.
The Gunners tried to sign Sterling in 2010, but the player opted for an alternative move to Anfield, making the move to Merseyside for a compensation fee of £600,000.
Brady admitted that he probably could’ve changed the course of Sterling’s career and brought him to the Emirates Stadium:
“I think I could have got Raheem Sterling if I’d really gone for him. But I didn’t go through with that one.”
Arsenal are sure to be ruing their indecisiveness on Sterling, who has now emerged as an important part of the first team set up for both Liverpool and England, having been one of few Three Lions to impress at the World Cup in Brazil.